The informed consent (IC) process allows an individual; to voluntarily decide whether or not to participate in research.
Autonomy of the patient in the decision of having a medical procedure or participating in clinical research is of major importance. Here’s why:
Generally, ICs are difficult to read documents that do not include all stakeholders’ perceptions. Therefore, informative IC should be a process that includes needed information under a gender and age perspective, more importantly if these are vulnerable populations.
Therefore, the main objective of I-Consent is to develop guidelines on how to present IC to citizens, so that they are comprehensive and facilitate participation of citizens in research.